17 weeks?! Whoa whoa whoa. That’s only a few weeks away until halfway!!! Every week that passes I’m just so astounded how quickly it goes by. And it’s not like I’m so busy that I don’t notice the time go by, because I do.
This past week I had my monthly appointment, which was great. I was able to confirm the sound of the baby’s heartbeat so now I’m confident that this is what I hear when I use my doppler at home.
When I woke up on Sat morning, I squirted some of the cold gel that came with the doppler and went to work. Joe was still asleep and he actually has not heard to heartbeat at home. I found it just after a couple of seconds, and I whispered for him to wake up. He stirred. I told him to get the headphones off my head so he can listen to the baby. And he did. It was sweet…An awesome way to start the day! We listened again last night because I just could not get enough! I discovered that the doppler had 2 lots for 2 separate headphones—how convenient! It is seriously the best $25 I’ve ever spent.
This past week I also finally figured out how to get rid of my headaches. CAFFEINE. I had stopped drinking coffee regularly before I even got pregnant because I was finding that I didn’t really need it. I still don’t—I have enough energy to last me through my workday. But my headaches were just not going away, unless I popped a Tylenol or 2. I realized that on weekends, when I have a morning coffee, I wouldn’t have a headache. So I started drinking coffee while I got ready for work all last week and it’s made all the difference. I don’t drink much—probably a half a cup to a full cup on weekends. I figured caffeine is better than Tylenol!
Here were my stats last week:
Symptoms: not much this week—I’m hungrier more often, but that’s not new. Oh, I’ve been getting really out of breath when going up 3 flights of stairs in the office
Cravings: none—I don’t think I’ll have cravings at all this pregnancy
Food Aversions: none
What I miss: I miss the sunshine! Not pregnancy-related but still.
Weekly wisdom: Start looking into birthing options if you have the time. Also, start researching things that you will want to put in your registry.
Milestone: hearing the heartbeat with my home doppler
How I’m feeling: I feel wonderful. I’m really excited to finally have a definitive baby bump because right now I just look really really full. Or maybe I’m just in denial?? I dunno, I saw one of my coworkers today and she said I still don’t look pregnant. I feel pretty good this month too because I have the anatomy scan in 2 weeks and then another visit 2 weeks after that!
The babe was the size of an onion this past week:
(is it bad that everytime I do a produce size update I always wanna put “yum” after it?? it feels weird)